* A concise introduction to a core and popular area of literary studies.* Provides extended case studies which survey and summarise key critical debates and as such are invaluable for teaching.* Places the emphasis on the text first and theory second, thus providing a unique and much needed approach to postcolonial literature, which in the past has been maligned for being theory driven.* Takes an historical approach, thus covering a good range of texts that have generated lots of critical discussion and evaluative materials.* Written clearly for an undergraduate reader, with introductory overviews at the start of each chapter.
Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgements Chapter One - Introducing the Postcolonial Novel in English Chapter Two - The Counter-Canonical Novel Chapter Three - Alternative Historiographies Chapter Four - National Consciousness Chapter Five - Interrogating Subjectivity Chapter Six - Recoding Narrative Chapter Seven - The Rushdie Affair Chapter Eight - The Optical Unconscious Conclusion - Ending with Obasan & An Interrupted Panorama Bibliography Index
Richard Lane, Malaspina University-College